In this study, an imprinted silica matrix of pentachlorophenol (PCP) co-loaded with Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles and ZnS:Mn(2+) quantum dots (QDs) was fabricated. The introduction of Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles to the imprinted matrix provided an easy way to separate PCP under an external magnetic field. ZnS:Mn(2+) QDs offered a readout signal to monitor the amount of PCP bound to the imprinted matrix and evaluate the efficiency of imprinting. X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy were used to characterize the imprinted matrix. The low angle X-ray diffraction and N(2) adsorption-desorption analysis indicated a periodic mesoporous structure. The as-synthesized imprinted matrix preferred to adsorb PCP rather than the other aromatic compounds like 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid, 2,4-dichlorophenol and phenol. The recoveries of spiked PCP in spring water and tap water with Fe(3)O(4)-ZnS:Mn(2+) co-loaded MIPs are 101% and 97%, respectively.